Points of Pride

Pasadena ISD Accomplishments

For the past several years, the district, its schools and its students have earned national, state and regional recognition for outstanding educational performance. The Board holds high expectations for its schools and asks principals and teachers to expect the best from their students.  Those expectations have paid off in the form of many local, state and national accolades, including:

  • Pasadena ISD and ALL campuses earned Met Standard rating from Texas Education Agency, 2016

  • 132 Total distinctions earned by Pasadena ISD campuses. 11 more distinctions than last year

  • 47 Pasadena ISD campuses earned at least 1 distinction

  • Only 400 campuses state wide that achieved a Met Standard rating in the 2016 accountability ratings, also earned all distinction designations applicable to their individual school - 8 of those campuses were from Pasadena ISD

  • 2016 High School Scholarships $42,276,453

  • Advanced Placement  6,171 Tests - 292 Scholars

  • Dual Credit 7,224 Hours Completed

  • Graduation Rate 89%

  • Career and Technical Education Certifications - 513

  • 40 Early College High School Graduates earn Associate’s Degrees

  • Dobie High School named one of the top 20 schools in the nation for speech and debate

  • Red Bluff and Turner Elementary Schools named ‘Let’s Move! Active School National’ award winners, 2016

  • Pasadena ISD receives $500,000 blended learning grant from Raise Your Hand Texas

  • Grants Department secured over 27 grants totaling $8 million for district programs, 2015-2016

  • Lomax Middle School, Thompson Intermediate and Dobie High School were chosen to join 19 total schools across the nation to participate in the Connect Personalized Learning pilot program with Summit Public Schools, 2015

  • Pasadena Memorial High School named Best High School in America by the U.S News and World Report in the Bronze category for the second consecutive year, 2015

  • Pasadena ISD earns multiple state and international business awards including: platinum level awards from the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle; the Meritorious Budget Award and the Certificate of Excellence Award from the Association of School Business Officials International and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association.

  • Three Pasadena ISD nurses, April Weisedel, Donna Jones and Amee Stoneman, were chosen by the Houston Chronicle as the “150 Top Nurses”.